Sundays follow one another and look alike among the ladies. Once again we attended a clasico in the final of the WPT in Brussels and the public was treated to padel champagne in a stunning match.

A spectacular game

In the first set, josemariá/Sanchez and Triay/Salazar go blow for blow. Break, break, the games follow one another and it is difficult to win your service game. The numbers one manage to make the difference and confirm their break at 5/3. But Triay and Salazar have not said their last word and restart the set. Strained by their faults, the numbers one suffer and go through a vacuum. The first set is played in a tie-break. Triay and Salazar regain confidence and are more conquering. Advantage for world number two 7/6 (3).

TriaySalazar - JosemariaSanchez Stat set 1

In the second round, Josémaria and Sanchez find colors. The number ones are fairer in the game. At 5/3 this time the arm did not shake, Josemaria and Sanchez return to a set all 6/3.

TriaySalazar - JosemariaSanchez Stat set 2

A third set for the throne

In the deciding round, Josemariá and Sanchez keep the same intensity and break from the start. Triay and Salazar have the opportunities to unbreak but fish in the finish, the numbers one are stronger in key moments. Triay and Salazar run after the score and let the game slip away. The mass seems to be said in Brussels, Paula Josemaria and Ari Sanchez lead 4/1 40/0 and yet as in the first set, the number two are still back in the game. Confidence gives way to frustration for Josemaria and Sanchez. The tension rises, the spectacular points follow one another on the central Circus in Brussels. At 5/3 30/30 we see a point with 30 exchanges. But again, Josemaria and Sanchez prove that they have a mind of steel and end up winning in three hours: 6/7 6/3 7/5.

Ari Sanchez : “I have no words to describe this meeting. Lately it has cost us dearly not to finish the matches. Against Triay and Salazar, the matches are always balanced, it was decided in detail. These victories mean even more to us.”

Paula Josemaria “It was three very, very long hours. Like us, they knew how to suffer. I am exhausted, either mentally or physically. Even if it was hard, we succeeded and we are happy to put into practice the work that we put in place with our team. We played a very complete match.”

Josemaria and Sanchez retain their throne

Josemaria and Sanchez confirm their rank, they are not number one for nothing. Twelfth consecutive success for those who retain their throne. For Triay and Salazar, there will therefore be no the bronze racket at €25, which they therefore miss for a set.

Victory Sanchez Josemaria embrace Master Final quarter 2021
Vincent Gallie

A fan of oval football, round ball but also racket sports, he was stung by the padel during his adolescence in Galicia. As comfortable in front of the camera as behind a microphone, Vince will be able to bring his vision and expertise as a fan of the little yellow ball.